Friday, February 23
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
For over 50 years, South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter. With a deep respect for both their cultural and personal history, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is ever-evolving with an eye toward their long musical legacy. Over the years, the original members have welcomed a younger generation in their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading their message of peace, love, and harmony to millions of people. The newer members, in turn, have infused the group with their youthful energy and the promise of a bright future. Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala looks to these young men to carry on his dream to “keep South Africa alive in people’s hearts” for years to come.
Ordway Pre-Show Extra
Friday, February 23, 2018
6:30PM | Target Atrium
Join the Honorable Judge LaJune Thomas Lange (retired), Honorary Consul for South Africa for the state of Minnesota, Senior Fellow, Roy Wilkins Center, and President, International Leadership Institute; and Brendon Adams, Co-founder of New Hope International Exchange, founder of South African music group 29:11, and singer, songwriter and producer. They will discuss how music and dance was used as a powerful resistance movement during Apartheid, an oppressive South African regime, and share personal experiences in a lecture-demonstration moderated by Charles Dennis, Host of the African Roots Connection show on 89.9 KMOJ “The People’s Station,” Saturday mornings at 9am.
The Ordway Extra is presented in partnership with Mshale – The African Community Newspaper and is a continuation of our Taking Our Place Centerstage (TOPC) initiative, collaboration with Robin Hickman, the CEO and Executive Producer of SoulTouch Productions. Through TOPC the Ordway deepens relationships while exploring the rich artistic traditions of diverse communities in our region.
Post-show | Target Atrium
Stick around following the performance for a post-show reception sponsored by City Pages in the Target Atrium with the artists, including cash bar!
Generous support for Music & Movement programming is provided by the Scrooby Foundation.